For a second consecutive week, Ocoee High’s Dorian Jones was on the receiving end of a touchdown pass from Jake Novello.
The significance of this comes from Jones being a defensive player, among several that head coach Ben Bullock and his staff have put to work on the offensive side of the ball in certain situations. Others include defensive back B.J. Bohler, and even standout defensive end Lyston Barber got some reps on offense against East Ridge Sept. 23 in a 21-12 victory.
Bohler, also a kick returner, ran the opening kickoff of the second half back for a touchdown — a definitive momentum swing in the Knights' favor.
“The biggest thing is that they’re great players and, when you need plays, you’ve got to go to your great players,” Bullock said.
At wide receiver, particularly, using players such as Jones and Bohler enables Bullock and offensive coordinator Jason Boltus to more slowly bring along the Knights’ (2-2, 2-0 district) talented stable of underclassmen receivers who may not be ready to play every down just yet.
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